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There are many tournaments and other events held around the UK. Often these are run by
clubs and are coordinated by us. We run the national British Go Championship,
Pair Go Championship, Junior events such as the UK Go Challenge and some other tournaments. In addition
there are team tournaments, teaching events and associated activities, and promotional events. Sometimes we host top events such as a European Go Championship
or a game in a professional title match.
There are more than 30 open tournaments each year in the UK. They have different formats, styles
and locations. Date and tournament information is published on our Events Calendar. We also publish here a list of all our current tournaments.
If you're thinking of entering your very first face-to-face tournament then we have some advice for you.
If you'd like to organise you own tournament then visit our Organisers Material page (some information may be for members only).
As well as the individual tournaments some team events are also held; sometimes an individual tournament
will award a prize for the team or club with the best results. We have a list of
team and Grand Prix winners.
We run the British Go Association League Tournament as an online tournament.
We also run a number of teaching sessions online.
We organise an annual multi-stage British Championship. This ends
with a best of three or five games title match between the top two players that is usually broadcast live online, often
with professional commentary.
We award trophies for this and several other Championships including the
British Open, British Lightning, British Small Board, British Pair Go, British Pair Go Handicap,
British Open Team, Online League and Stacey Grand Prix.
Pair Go is the mixed doubles of the Go world. We hold an annual championship every year;
a unique and highly social event held within the spirit of Pair Go.
From time to time we get Oriental professional players visiting the UK.
They perform teaching at a tournament or at a variety of clubs.
Sometimes these visits are part of a top professional title game.
In addition there is an online teaching presence
by various professionals.
We are asked to nominate official representatives for various
international tournaments, such as the World Amateur Go Championship and the International
Amateur Pair Go Championship, and also for some top European events.
The 1st World Mind Sports Games
were held in Beijing, China from 3rd to 18th October 2008. The event was instigated by
the International Mind Sports Association (IMSA) and received great support
from the Chinese government and sports bodies. We sent a team
of 18 players to take part.
The 2nd WMSG was held in Lille in 2012, with a UK team of 17 players.
From time to time we are involved in hosting a top event such as the
1992 European Go Congress,
the 2005 European Pair Go Championship, the 2014 European Youth Go Championship
and the 2002 Kisei Title Match game.
contact the BGA
tournament organisers handbook